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February 28, 2011

Seattle's Roundball Race Experiment, Revisited

Doug Merlino reunited with members of his eighth-grade basketball team, made of up rich white kids and poor black kids. He found that for many, the experience changed their lives.

Justin Adler

Where-are-they-now features are generally reserved for pop-culture icons whose 15 seconds of fame flickered out long ago. Doug Merlino's eighth-grade basketball team isn't a typical subject. But when Merlino, now a writer, attempted to reconnect with teammates 16 years after their final game, he learned that players who were once so close had gone on to live vastly different lives.

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